November Talent Showcase

Philip- Sr. Systems Administrator Philip holds his Masters in Information Technology Management and has multiple certifications ranging from his CompTIA CSIS, CLNP certifications to his Linux+, Project +, Security + and PMI certifications. His expertise includes Active Directory, Exchange, Windows server, PowerShell and coding in PHP, HTML, JavaScript and MySQL. He has industry experience in… Read More »

Getting “Ghosted” by your Candidates? You Aren’t the Only One

candidate ghosting

Ever had an amazing candidate in the hiring process just suddenly disappear or “ghost” you? They don’t respond to your emails, your calls and your interview requests.  The term “Ghosting” is the art of disappearing without a word.  If this is happening to you, sounds like you have a ghosting problem.  No need to call… Read More »

Why Is It So Hard to Hire Workers?

Why is it so hard to find workers right now?

As small businesses recover from the pandemic, they face a new obstacle… finding workers. So, why is it so hard to find workers right now? What can you do about it?   A recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Business found that 91% percent of those hiring or trying to hire reported few… Read More »

Scary Good Talent

Scared about this candidate-driven hiring market? Not finding top talent during the hiring “spooky season”? Boo! Well, look no more! Agency 8 expert Recruiters are working with some top professionals in their respective fields. Whether it is on a project, short-term basis, or as direct-hire candidates, these candidates know what they are doing. As Headhunters,… Read More »

September Talent Showcase

September Talent It is the start of another new month which means another month of incredible talent that Agency 8 is proud to work with and represent. We work with eight different lines of business, helping clients fill both their short-term project openings and offering full-time hire support as well. Whether temporary or permanent hire… Read More »

These Are the Hardest Jobs to Fill Right Now

toughest positions to fill now talent labor shortage

Labor Shortage Alert! Run a quick job search on Indeed for job openings, and you will be shocked. As of September 2021 the Houston vacancies on this site alone are a whopping 92,000!  In data published by Indeed.com, the authors determined that there are roughly 9.8 million job openings in the U.S. Just last month, the labor market… Read More »

Avoid Losing a Candidate in Ten Steps

  In past articles, we discussed how to attract new talent and keep your current talent by providing offerings that can make your organization and team stand out amongst the thousands of other opportunities.  In some of our recent articles, hiring managers are losing candidates and not retaining them due to various factors that range… Read More »

Engineering Talent Showcase July 2021

76% of Managers have experienced turnover in their organization and roles are becoming harder to fill with the right talent and keeping them filled.   Some of the toughest skills to find currently are in the Engineering and Technology space. These are candidates who are high in demand and individuals that will make a huge… Read More »

Technology and Engineering Superstars

76% of Managers have experienced turnover in their organization and roles are becoming harder to fill with the right talent and keeping them filled.   Some of the toughest skills to find currently are in the Engineering and Technology space. These are candidates who are high in demand and individuals that will make a huge… Read More »

Finders Keepers, Employee Edition

Attracting and Keeping Top Talent: A Guide for Managers    It’s a Candidate’s Market. Let’s face it, hiring good talent is only getting more challenging.  Check out the numbers:   Unemployment  May 2021: 5.8% Job Openings April 2021: 9.3 Million Employee Voluntary Resignation Level April 2021: 4 Million Surveyed Percentage of Hiring Managers struggling with… Read More »